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$2009 AWD Hybrid Fiero - How it works

This is a run through what it takes to drive the AWD hybrid Fiero and how to drive it in different modes. I built this car for the Grassroots Motorsports $2009 challenge, with a total investment of about $1800. Here's a link to the build thread: http://grassrootsmotorsports.com/fiero


 


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Fiero electric motor transaxle first test
This is a major milestone in my 1986 Pontiac Fiero electric car conversion project. After numerous delays getting the correct adapting hardware for the new motor to the old transaxle, we finally mounted the clutch and motor assembly onto the transaxle and frame of the car. With everything in place, I applied a regular 12 car battery to the motor and amazingly, it ran without a hitch! See my website (www.roboticmayhem.com) for more information on this project.





World's Fastest Fiero? 383 Stroker V-8 Supercharged with Performance Cam, Headers, Tuned, Etc.
http://LamboReplicaForSale.com | 500+ horsepower, supercharged 383 Stroker V8 Pontiac Fiero monster! I picked up this new "toy" on Ebay for $4,000. The guy that sold it to me warned me that it is "dangerously fast." After driving it one time, I agree. This car is scary to drive! I'm planning to build a Lamborghini replica using this as the donor. It may be the fastest Lambo





Stock 86 Pontiac Fiero GT dumps clutch into traffic
A stock 86 pontiac fiero GT does a burnout pulling out into traffic





Full Electric Car Home Conversion - 1988 Pontiac Fiero Part 1
The process of converting my Pontiac Fiero to 144 volt electric car. Full video documentation of the process along with a few test drives. It runs on 12, 12 volt Trojan deep cycle lead acid batteries. Powered by a 9.1 in. dia. Advanced DC motor with a 500 amp Curtis controller. Part 2 and 3 will be coming soon. GO ELECTRIC!





Electric EV Miata MX5 - First FULL POWER Test and Drive
First ever test of the battery electric MX-5 Miata running at full 144VDC/800A. http://acuteaero.com for details, up to date project progress. This machine is FUN, crazy torque! FAQ-Top speed: 70 tested (it'll go higher) Range: 11 mi tested (it'll do more) 0-60: not yet tested. Burnouts: yes. Powerslides: absolutely. Still not totally finished project- STAY TUNED!





New generation light weight batteries for electric vehicles
The new efficient battery packs from Lithium House for electric vehicles. 10 times lighter. I wrote about my opinions on Electric vehicles. See that at https://sites.google.com/site/cpsconversationpieces/home/tidbits-on-toyota- prius#PHV make sure you leave comment there.





Fiero race car foam widebody kit Video #10 passenger side complete!
This is VIDEO #10 of our 1988 Pontiac Fiero Race Car and its transformation to a widebody using expanding foam to start with the shaping and how its done.





How Diff Lock Works and When To Use It (UK Terminology, Land Rover)
This video instructs the viewer on how the standard *CENTRE* "diff lock" works in a permanent 4 wheel drive (4x4) vehicle, a Land Rover in this case, and gives an idea for how and when to use it. A Land Rover Discovery was the vehicle featured in the demonstrations, but this video applies to any 4x4 vehicle with a center diff lock. In summary, diff lock (whether it be the centre diff lock fitted as standard or front/rear aftermarket diff lock) is useful in slippery situations such as snow, ice and mud.





Pontiac Fiero GT--D&M Motorsports Walk Around Review
Pontiac Fiero GT Video Review Presented by D&M Motorsports. The Pontiac Fiero is a mid-engined sports car that was built by the Pontiac division of General Motors from 1984 to 1988. The Fiero—meaning "proud" in Italian and "wild", "fierce", or "ferocious" in Spanish—was designed by George Milidrag and Hulki Aldikacti as a Pontiac sports car. The Fiero was the first two-seater Pontiac since the 1926 to 1938 coupes, and also the first and only mass-produced mid-engine sports car by a U.S. manufacturer. Many technologies incorporated in the Fiero design such as plastic body panels were radical for its time. Alternative names considered for the car were Sprint, P3000, Pegasus, Fiamma, Sunfire, and Firebird XP.[citation needed] The Fiero 2M4 (2-seat, Mid-engine, 4-cylinder) was on Car and Driver magazine's Ten Best list for 1984. The 1984 Fiero was the Official Pace Car of the Indianapolis 500 for 1984, beating out the new 1984 Chevrolet Corvette for the honor. 370,168 Fieros were produced over the relatively short production run of five years; by comparison, 163,000 Toyota MR2s were sold in its first five years.[1] At the time, its reputation suffered from criticisms over performance, reliability and safety issues. Today however, compared to less adventurous attempts at two-seaters such as the Ford EXP, the unique style of the Fiero compared to other American cars has left it a cult following as a collectible car. It remains a popular chassis for rebodies and electric conversions. Already selling the Corvette, General Motors management and accountants were opposed to investing in a second two-seater sports car. But in 1979, during the oil crisis, management saw a market opportunity for a fuel-efficient sporty commuter car, and design work on the Fiero commenced. To this end, it was fitted with a fuel efficient version of GM's 2.5 L four-cylinder "Iron Duke" engine capable of 27 mpg-US (8.7 L/100 km; 32 mpg-imp) in the city and 40 mpg-US (5.9 L/100 km; 48 mpg-imp) on the highway with the economy-ratio transmission option. These figures are U.S. Environmental Protection Agency test-circuit results, published by Pontiac, and confirmed from multiple sources.[2] It was impressive mileage for a 2.5-liter engine of the period, and still good by today's standards, but the three-speed automatic reduced highway mileage to only 32 mpg-US (7.4 L/100 km; 38 mpg-imp). With respect to fuel economy, the Fiero would appeal to a market niche for which the Corvette with its V8 engine was unsuitable. A mid-engine layout was chosen as a way to reduce both aerodynamic drag and vehicle weight to improve fuel efficiency, and also for its handling, traction, and braking benefits. The sports car potential of the mid-engine layout was not fully realized when the Fiero debuted. In line with its market position, the tires, brakes, and some suspension components were carried over from other GM economy cars (like the Chevrolet Citation and Chevrolet Chevette) so the Fiero could be priced appropriately. As a result, the handling and cornering abilities of the initial Fiero were merely on par with other contemporary sporty coupes (Road & Track 1985). The public had high expectations for the Fiero with its mid-engine layout and futuristic styling, which resembles more exotic mid-engine sports cars costing much more. While initially garnering good reviews for its handling (Motor Trend 1984), the Fiero soon received disappointing reviews, as the automotive critics expected higher performance from a mid-engine two-seater. Despite the critical press, the Fiero sold extremely well and Pontiac operated three shifts at the factory during 1984, and could not keep up with initial demand.[3] The sharing of suspension components with other GM cars meant the rear suspension and powertrain was almost identical to that of the Chevrolet Citation and Pontiac Phoenix; the Fiero even included rear tie rod ends attached to a "steering knuckle", although these were hard-mounted to the engine cradle and only used for maintaining the rear tire alignment. The front suspension was derived from the Chevrolet Chevette, and Chevette enthusiasts found that they could upgrade their undersized front brakes and rotors using Fiero parts. By 1985, the oil crisis was a thing of the past and demand developed for a Fiero having more engine power and better sports car performance. Pontiac responded by introducing the GT model which included upgraded suspension tuning, wider tires, and a V6 engine having 43 horsepower (32 kW) more than the base four-cylinder. In 1986, the GT model was restyled to look even more sleek.





My 1984 Pontiac Fiero
1984 pontiac fiero 2m4 45,000 original miles





Electric Car Conversion Methods For Under $500
http://www.electricity4cars.com Click here to learn how to convert your car to electricity for under $1000. Here you will find reviews on the top guiedes available on the web.





Ford SHO mid engine RWD in a Fiero Redneck dune buggy
Initial Startup, running in the parking lot by my shop. A few donuts, a few drifts and some straight line runs. A piss poor attempt to laying a patch! lol My friends and I have spent over 400 hours building this car. It is caged with race seats and harness belts. I plated the chassis and completely rebuilt the back end of the frame to suit my driving needs! I used the subframe from the Taurus SHO and modified it to fit the Fiero. I also plated the subframe and added a 1/2" thick aluminum skidplate! This baby is built to drive the piss out of it! :D It will be interesting when I start running exotic blends of fuel, as I am only starting off with some 87 Octane fuel to start with here. More to come in time.... I have an MTX and a auto Tranny I am willing to sell!





$2009 AWD Fiero motor spins!
First run of the $2009 AWD Fiero electric system! Follow the build up at the Grassroots Motorsports Magazine forum: http://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/grm/west-coast-2009-challenger-awd-f iero-hybrid/10519/page1/





$2009 AWD Hybrid Fiero - First test drive!
First test drive with the $2009 AWD Fiero. The video shows the car in electric only mode, it's so quiet that you can't even hear the motor over the road noise from the nearby street! This was the first time the new suspension has been driven on as well. Here's a link to the build thread: http://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/grm/west-coast-2009-challenger-awd-f iero-hybrid/10519/page4/





Flywheel Hybrid Technology
Torotrak is a UK-based company that's developing a technology called a flywheel hybrid. Instead of using a big, heavy battery to store energy, the Torotrak system uses a spinning flywheel. It's simple and lightweight compared to traditional electric hybrids, and it's even going to be used in Formula One race cars. There's no word yet if any automakers are signing up, but if it starts winning races you can bet they'll be all over it.





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1984 Pontiac Fiero : 9.744 @ 135.664
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1984 Pontiac Fiero 2M4: 9.898 @ 134.420
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1984 Pontiac Fiero 2M4 Electric: 10.439 @ 124.830
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1984 Pontiac Fiero 2M4 Electric: 11.270 @ 106.510
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1986 Pontiac Fiero GT: 11.975 @ 120.590
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1987 Pontiac Fiero GT: 12.000 @ 123.000
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1988 Pontiac Fiero GT: 12.280 @ 111.000
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1986 Pontiac Fiero GT: 12.628 @ 107.940
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1986 Pontiac Fiero GT: 12.863 @ 103.830
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1984 Pontiac Fiero Base: 12.881 @ 104.520
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1987 Pontiac Fiero : 12.920 @ 109.000
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1986 Pontiac Fiero GT: 13.084 @ 102.310
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1984 Pontiac Fiero : 13.200 @ 118.000
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1986 Pontiac Fiero GT: 13.225 @ 102.400
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1986 Pontiac Fiero GT: 13.533 @ 101.370
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1987 Pontiac Fiero GT: 14.249 @ 96.960
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1985 Pontiac Fiero GT: 14.478 @ 95.630
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1987 Pontiac Fiero GT: 14.500 @ 94.000
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1988 Pontiac Fiero GT: 14.870 @ 93.000
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1985 Pontiac Fiero gt: 14.996 @ 89.390
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